English II~ Morehead

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What was Gilgamesh searching for?

Immortality

What are two building blocks of the epic genre?

1. invocation 2.medias res

From the first word of the Illiad, a strong theme deals with how people handle what?

anger

oldest epic

Epic of Gilgamesh

longest epic

mahabharata

homer wrote

Illiad

Virgil wrote

Aeneid

French national epic

Song of Roland

German national epic

Nibelungenlied

Chinese poems compiled around the 6th century BC

Book of songs

Most prevalent verse form in traditional Japanese literature

Tanka

Uncontrollable and fleeting nature of life

Theme of The Rubaiyat by Omar Khayyam

animal fables

Panchatantra

a comparison of two unlike things by complete identification

metaphor

compares human characteristics to subjects not human

Personification

compares dissimilar things using like or as

simile

stubborn pride or arrogance

Hubris (Greek word)

What trait in the hero's character leads him to make mistakes and causes his tragic fall?

tragic flaw

The tragic situation that Aristotle describes as most tragic involves whom?

Family

Shakespeare got most of his facts for Julius Caesar from which historian?

Plutarch

This character ignores bad omens and threats against his life vecause he belives he is as "constant as the Northern Star."

Caesar

The conspirator who describes to Cicero the phenomenons that occur in the streets the night before Caesar's death and believes that the spectacles foreshadow an important upcoming event.

Casca

Who says, "Beware the Ides of March" to Caesar.

Soothsayer

Several of this type of animal are seen strolling through the marketplace on the night before Caesar's murder.

Lion

"Et tu,___? Then fall Caesar."

Brute

Caesar's wife who warns Caesar not to go to the Senate on the ides of March because she has had nightmares and has heard of bad omens.

Calphurnia

"But never till tonight, never till now, Did I go through a tempest dropping ___."

Fire

Octavius and Antony join together with who after Caesar's murder?

Lepidus

This person convinces Caesar to go to the Senate on the Ides of March by telling him that Calphurnia has misinterpreted the "omens."

Decius

"The was the most ___ cut of all."

unkindest

To whom is Antony referring when he says, "This was the nobles Roman of them all... His life was gentle and the elements so mixed in him that nature might stand up and say to all the world 'This was a man.'"

Brutus

This character says the famous line, "Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears."

Antony

Chief conspirator who says, "The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves..."

Cassius

Brutus' wife, who swallows "fire," in grief that Octavius and Antony come to power.

Portia

Antony offers something to Caesar three time in the marketplace and Caesar refuses it all three times, which causes the Roman people to cheer. What is the item?

the crown/laurel

Caesar's adopted son and successor who joins Mark Antony.

Octavius

Artemidorus approaches Caesar in the street on the Ides and offers him a warning. Artemidorus offers Caesar this warning in the form of what?

a letter

The armies of Antony and Octavius are marching toward the Greek city of what?

Delppi

What time is it when Brutus says, "Peace, count the clock?"

It is three o' clock.

A clock appears in the play. This is an example of what?

An anachronism

The auguries could not find what organ within the beast? This is also a bad omen.

heart

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